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Enjoy Kelowna in vacation home rentals

On the shore of the scenic Okanagan Lake, Kelowna is a laid-back town that's known for its lakefront beaches, epic natural beauty, and a wealth of year-round outdoor activities. Nature lovers flock to the town for its boating, fishing, and hiking in the summer, and its ample sites for downhill and cross-country skiing during the winter. It's also home to a number of museums, wineries, parks, and independent restaurants and cafes. With a Kelowna vacation rental, you'll feel just like a local British Columbian in this charming, lakeside community.

Things to do

Attractions near your Kelowna summer rental

Thanks to the mild climate of the Okanagan Valley, you can find a number of vineyards and wineries in the region, and wine tasting is a hit with couples and groups. At the Okanagan Mission museum, a preserved 19th-century building, you can learn about the area's native people and its Catholic settlers. Or you can get all zen at the tranquil Kasugai Garden—here, you can stroll along walking paths, through landscaped gardens featuring Japanese plants, a koi pond, and a number of serene, stone-and-wood buildings.


What to do near Kelowna vacation homes

With the lake at your doorstep and plenty of mountains, forests, and parks in the surrounding area, Kelowna is truly a paradise for the outdoorsy. Boating and watersports on Okanagan Lake are popular, and you can find a number of outfitters offering canoe and kayak rentals in town. The lake also boasts a number of beaches, so if sunbathing's your thing, you won't be disappointed. Skiing and snowboarding are major draws during the winter months, and you can find plenty of slopes for all skill levels at the 2 nearby ski resorts.


Local weather for your stay in Kelowna vacation homes

Kelowna has a humid continental climate, with hot, dry summers and cold, overcast winters, as well as distinct intermediate seasons in between. Summer highs peak at 82 degrees in July and August, while average winter highs hover just above freezing in December and January. Spring and fall are relatively short, with temperatures changing fairly quickly from hot to cold (or vice-versa). With plenty to do in both the summer and winter seasons, you'll find that prices on Kelowna vacation rentals tend not to change much from one season to the next.

Natural features

Natural Kelowna—may the forest be with you

On the shore of Okanagan Lake, Kelowna lies in the center of the Okanagan Valley, a low-lying basin that's known for its sunny, mediterranean climate. Just south of town, Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park is home to more than 27,000 acres of forested wilderness on the eastern side of Okanagan Lake. The park's steep, wooded mountainsides and rocky peaks provide a habitat to countless species of local wildlife, including elk, moose, and mountain goats, as well as coyote, deer, and several types of birds. Your Kelowna vacation rental will put some of British Columbia's most pristine wilderness just outside your door.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Kelowna

Fly into Kelowna, BC (YLW-Kelowna Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.8 mi (10.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Penticton, BC (YYF-Penticton Regional), which is 29.8 mi (48 km) away.

Family friendly

Family fun near Kelowna vacation homes

Families with kids have endless options for fun-filled attractions in Kelowna. Vacation rentals are close to places like Bear Creek Provincial Park, a park with a lake, beaches, campsites, hiking trails, and a playground, and Kangaroo Creek Farm, a facility with kangaroos and wallabies to see with up-close encounters. Kids will also like H2O Fitness + Adventure Centre, an indoor water park with large slides, a wave pool, and a full-service gym.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation rentals in Kelowna

Kelowna has an array of romantic places to explore on a couple’s getaway. Vacation homes are available near places like Knox Mountain Park, a scenic park with activities like beach swimming, mountain biking, and disc golf, and Waterfront Park, a picturesque lakefront city park with cascading falls, green expanses, and scenic views. You'll also like Mission Creek Regional Park, a creekside park with picturesque scenery and seasonal fish spawning.

How many vacation rentals are available around Kelowna, BC, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,106 vacation rentals around Kelowna. From 354 house rentals to 534 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a lake-view property in Kelowna?

Watch the breeze cast ripples out across the water and try to spot native birdlife. Lakes are some of the most striking and peaceful places to escape to. If this sounds like your kind of heaven, you're in luck. Vrbo has 346 getaway properties close to lakes ready to be booked. Open to more suggestions? Vrbo has tons more property options to search through, including:

  • 283 mountain-view vacation rentals.
  • 246 beachfront vacation rentals.
  • 189 lakefront vacation rentals.

Can I rent a condo in Kelowna?

If the thought of bunking up with six strangers in one room with a shared bathroom doesn't thrill you, you'll have lots of space to relax and do your thing in a condo. In this destination, Vrbo has 402 to choose from. Book now and you could part with as little as $60 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather pick one of the area's other rental options, such as:

  • House: 382 vacation homes. Prices start from $63 per night.
  • Cottage: 94 vacation homes. Prices start from $112 per night.
  • Apartment: 59 vacation homes. Prices start from $46 per night.

Can I stay in Kelowna in a large group?

The recipe for the perfect trip is spending time with close friends and family in a fantastic new place. If you'll be traveling with a large group, Vrbo can help you. 182 condo vacation homes are listed. At the moment, they're the leading choice here for big groups. If you're traveling in a big group, the property options that can cater to you include:

  • Looking for vacation homes that can fit 6 guests? We have 778 that will be ideal. Prices start from $75 per night.
  • Keen to find a vacation rental for 8 people? We have 414 that will work well. The starting price is $71 a night.
  • Trying to find vacation rentals to suit 5 people? You'll be delighted to know we have 134 that will fit the bill. You can book one from just $96 per night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your dad, your grandpa and all your pals to Kelowna.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Kelowna?

Vrbo has a selection of excellent budget-friendly rentals. Treat your crew to some wining and dining or hang around a bit longer with the cash you save. Quail Ridge is a bargain-hunter's dream. And with 43 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $176 a night, it's not difficult to see why. You'll find another 202 Vrbo rentals awaiting you in or around South Pandosy - K.L.O. The average price here is $199 per night.

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